Kansas Chooses Cloud to Put Citizen Services First

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The COVID-19 pandemic generated extraordinary demand for social services like food assistance, childcare assistance and Medicaid. In response, the federal government asked states to get more aid to citizens fast. From a technology perspective, that meant reconfiguring the legacy IT systems most states rely on to manage those programs. But for Kansas IT decision-makers, making the adjustment was simple. The state recently migrated its integrated eligibility system to a cloud-based architecture that provided the flexibility and scalability the state needed to react to new federal mandates. As a result, Kansas Health and Human Services leaders issued an additional $11 million in SNAP benefits to approximately 60,000 citizens over the course of just one night. Download this paper to find out more about how Kansas’ new integrated eligibility cloud environment ensures its most vulnerable get the help they need.